Industrial Cost Indicator

The Industrial Cost Indicator (ICI) was developed by CNI to capture the evolution of costs and their impact on the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. It is calculated quarterly and makes it possible to keep track of the short term evolution of costs, which is key for building and evaluating policies and actions in favor of competitiveness. The indicator began to be published in January 2013, but its historical series goes back to 2006.


Industrial costs edge down in the third quarter of 2019

The industrial cost indicator dropped by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2019 on a quarter-over-quarter seasonally adjusted basis. Among the components making up the indicator, the labor cost index was the only one to post growth between the second and third quarters of 2019, while all others decreased.


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